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's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> if it's crazy to call for putting police and arm security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> is wayne lapierre really crazy? you need a doctor to answer that question,
. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> we're awaiting a vote on the floor of the house of representatives on the fiscal cliff bill, a vote that could come some time after the 11:00 p.m. eastern hour tonight. joining us is new york congressman steve israel. he's the chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. >> sure, wolf, good to be with you. >> i assume you're in favor of this senate-passed language? >> oh, i'm going to vote for it. there are things in the bill that i don't like. but unlike republican, i am willing to compromise. i'm willing to inject some pragmatism and some consensus into this process rather than obstruction at every step of the way. this day has been like a new year's day television marathon of t
healthcare taxes going up, billy cunningham. how in good conscience do they do this at this time? >> sean hannity, the people are taking this in the shorts now are going to be the butchers, the bakers, the candlestickmakers and carpenters and elec electricia. we haven't talked about the huge tax increases on average americans. take billions and ship it off to a black hole in washington and call it a victory. boehner will be elected speaker. the republicans won't be primary #-d. the media will declare obama the winner and the only person getting hurt is the middle class that allegedly obama supports which is a bunch of baloney. that s go is going to happen. >> i will throw this to joe trippi. the people that will really be hurt are the children and grand children that we are stealing from. we are robbing these kids blind. we are taking their inheritance away. and i have a question for you, for joe trippi. why is this president so obsessed, obsessed with taxing small business that will fund the government eight and a half days and not dealing with the trillion dollars deficits? can you expl
above. ut. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> all right we have an important non fiscal story that we want to update you on. very, very serious. hillary clinton deteriorating medical condition. courtney reagan joins us with the details. >> good evening. the state department reached a statement about her condition. a routine follow up revealed a clot in the vein between the skull and the ear. she is being treated with blood thinners to disolve that clot. getting that right is difficult. the doctors say she is in good spirits and did not have a stroke or suffer neurological damage. so that is good. >> thank you for that update and happy new year to you. god bless mrs. clinton. now let's move on. we welcome back republican are congresswom congresswoman nan heyworth.
much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> 28 past the hour. time now to take a look at the "morning papers." from our "parade of papers," the "the newark star ledger." last night the house ended its term without voting on a $60 billion package of federal emergency aid for hurricane sandy victims. that was passed by the senate last week. now lawmakers will have to start the process from scratch because legislation doesn't carry over from one session of congress to the next. does that make any sense? >> "the boston globe," nearly three weeks after the shootings that left 20 of their classmates dead, children from sandy hook elementary are preparing to go back to class. classes are starting at a repurposed school in a nearby town to thursday. >>> "the new york times," a new report indicate many people whose body mass index classifies them as overweight actually have a lower risk
everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >> harris: breaking news tonight on fox report. general norman schwarzkopf has passed away. just getting it confirmed on the fox report this hour from the pentagon, u.s. officials telling us that general h. norman schwarzkopf who commanded the coalition that drove out saddam hussein forces in sue wait in 1991 known as stormin' norman has died tonight at the age
... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of s
something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >>> with the clock winding down to the fiscal cliff, no one is even talking about a grand bargain anymore. what's being hoped for now is a narrow, last-minute deal aimed at preventing those automatic tax hikes. there has been some movement that the democrats are calling a setback. we do know now that republicans took the
for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> all right. time to level with you. it hasn't been the proudest year in the history of american politics. that's breaking news there. but with that in mind, our next guest has a list of new year's resolutions in washington, d.c. joining us now, politico's national political reporterer, james holman. maybe you can take us through the highlights of this list. >> a special because we are talking about the fiscal cliff, an especially bad year for republicans, not only losing the presidency by four points and lost winnable senate seats. they got slaughtered with latinos, problems with young people, women. the democrats, they obviously did not win back th
you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >>> what a year it was for america. the right came and came but progressive came stronger and tougher. we look back on all of the winnings ahead. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no wa
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this road before with healthcare and stimulus where the democrats say there is a crisis. the date is looming and you must vote. you don't have an opportunity for the cbo to score a bill. you don't have the opportunity to read a bill, digest and debate a bill. there is a lot of procedure here that has yet to be done. we shouldn't vote on something that's a bad deal. this is a bad deal for the american people. the fact that the president is coming out not to announce a deal but to negotiate through the media is ridiculous. he should get in his car and go to capitol hill and meet with the members to craft a deal if he can. i think the president coming out to upon i if i kate and lecture and scold is not helpful to the process. rich these people are being brought out to stand behind the president when he makes his remarks. we have been given the 2-minute warning. we have seen the president do this before, bring in ordinary americans that would be impacted adversely were a deal not to be reached. we are expecting the president. his leadership on this issue, how would you grade it, dick? >> i grad
passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >> 6:22 eastern. quick headlines overnight. president obama sending 50 u.s. troops into africa and tasked with helping evacuate u.s. citizens from the advancement to the capital. the senate faces an uphill battle in the republican-controlled house and pushing to cut the bill down to 24 billion. they say it's loaded with unnecessary amendments, guys. >>
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watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. ♪ >>> live look at the white house as the sun comes up over washington. it is 15 minutes past the hour. welcome back to "morning joe." we're here today because there's no deal and we are hours away from the fiscal cliff. here with us now, republican senator from tennessee and member of the senate banking committee, senator bob corker. senator, thanks for being on the show. we appreciate it. >> good morning. >> robert gibbs was characterizing many republicans as 5-year-olds that will not eat their vegetables, and every time we try and get them to eat their vegetabl vegetables, they ask for a smaller and a smaller and a smaller pea and it gets down to one pea
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care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. if by blessed you mean freaked out about money well we suddenly noticed that everything was getting more expensive so we switched to the bargain detergent but i found myself using three times more than you're supposed to and the clothes still weren't as clean as with tide. so we're back to tide. they're cuter in clean clothes. thanks honey yeah you suck at folding [ laughs ] [ female announcer ] one cap of tide gives you more cleaning power than 6 caps of the bargain brand. [ woman ] that's my tide, what's yours? >>> happy new year! just 17 hours from it every 2013 and the fiscal cliff. congress putting your money at risk. may be a last-minute vote in the senate today. again, that is more than 517 days after they could have fixed the thing to start with. in case you weren't angry yet, president obama sign the executive order that gives executive work
. they impact everything from healthcare costs to the cost of medical devices. the congressional budget office says americans will end up paying $1 million. the deadly attack in benghazi was tearrism. cia and other government agencies that made changes to the talking points on the attack not the white house. following the attack u.n. ambassador susan rice says they used the talking points may have been a spontaneous protest that got out of hand. >>> netflix users can now share every movie they have err watched with facebook plans. congress passed a bill allowing netflix and other video streaming sites to share viewing history. users will have the opportunity to opt in or out of the social sharing feature. >>> colorado had the first recreational pot club. months after it became legal private members only clubs popped up all over the state. it prohibits public smoke sgug include private clubs. they have an admission fee of $30 and they have to bring their own pot. >>> countries all around the world brin new year vatican city holding a special mass to celebrate. >> pope benedict xvi kicking off t
thing down. >> president omaba's healthcare reform law had its day in court. the supreme court upheld the law. it will take up the issue of same sex marriage in 2013. after votes in maryland, maine and washington, same sex marriage is now legal in nine states. >> scandals kept washington buzzing. the exploits of the president's security detail in columbia cost 8 security services their job. david petraus resigned. >> i don't trust her. >> a group of gop senates threatened to block her nomination saying he misled the public about the attack in libya. >> there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff. >> in capitol hill the gridlock that defined the year turned into a stalemate over tax hikes and spending cuts that threatened to flung the economy back into recession. president omaba and john boehner failed to reach a deal before christmas. lawmakers left for the holiday with the country on the edge of the fiscal cliff. danielle nottingham, cbs news washington. >> it was quite a year. we've going to -- we're going to have more reviews in the last hour. at 8:45 we will take a look at the int
medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> so a newspaper in westchester, new york, is defending itself after gaining national attention for publishing names and addresses of gunholders. gun owners fired back, saying the paper's decision invaded their privacy and could make them vulnerable to thieves. as this debate over gun control picks up steam, more schools are considering plans to arm school officials or bring in armed guards in the wake of what happened in connecticut. residents in marlboro, new jersey voted on a decision. joining mess is jona
plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too. and they all travel with you. anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over
and unemployment benefits. it puts off major spending cuts and reforms to entitlements like healthcare. >> we're going to end up with a small, kick-the-can, down-the- road bill to make another fiscal cliff to deal with this fiscal cliff. >> reporter: with expectation low, lawmakers are talk about how to retroactively fix any damage done by going over the cliff with congress. nicole collins, fox news. >>> developing tonight, a strike that could have shut down ports up and down the east coast is averted for now. the long shoreman's union along the east coast and gulf of mexico will extend the current contract for 30 days. that extension prevents a possible strike that could have crippled operations at port and including the port of baltimore. in a statement today, the maryland governor martin o'malley wrote, quote, the port of baltimore continues to be a major part of the state economic strait generating and supporting thousands of jobs. during the extended period, we hope long-term resolutions can be reached for the hardworking families who depend on jobs and commerce linked to the port of bal
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and reform entitlements looking at the health-care programs and retirement programs, to are under real stress -- which are under real stress. any plan has to look at all parts of the budget. the fiscal cliff is an across- the-board whack and that would put us back into recession. we can protect people that depend on these programs and so that we do raise significant revenues. we believe any plan has to be a bipartisan. it is about the country. it's interesting is how many people have stepped forward and saying to congress, stop making the situation worse. if you make the hard choices, the campaign to fix the debt will be there. a group of people are saying we support you in making hard choices. so far, we do not see that fix in place. there is real risk to the economy if we wait too long. host: you spend some time on wall street. the market was down on friday. could it happened this week? guest: anything could happen this week. the markets don't know what to make about what is going on on capitol hill. we do not know what kind of deal is going to come out of this. it seems impossible the deal
healthcare act kicks in 2013. a lot of business customers are coming to tus and they need solutions. i think you are going to see businesses start to manage their employee head count going from full-time employees to part-time employees. actually some businesses thinking of taking head count and creating two companies to get under 50 employee limit. >> clayton: splitting up the companies so not to hit those. more credit is going to be available? >> pretty tight. credit is still tight. regulatory environment is still difficult. banks have got poor loan quality on overall basis of the businesses are looking at. business development corpse. there is microlending opportunities and crowd funding opportunities which is new basically angel investors with the fec has reduced some of their limitations for businesses to get funding. >> juliet: this seems like no brainer ecommerce is the way it is. cyber monday shows that. >> it's growing but still frankly at low levels. probably online sales are only about 7% of total sales. they estimate mobile commerce could be about a trillion in revenues in 2016,
meaningful work experiences in the health-care industry. and that it's been remarkably successful at keeping kids in school. >> and 97% of the young people who are in this students success jobs program go on to college, complete college. >> reporter: in the past few years boston has undertaken a city wide effort to get employers to hire students, realizing at the same time the benefits of growing an improved workforce. >> it's not natural to hire teenagers and bring them into workplaces where they have never played a role. what we do is say give us a chance. >> reporter: neil sullivan is the executive director of the boston private industry council known as the pick. his office is in charge of connecting institutes like daniel with employers like the bringham an mentors like a lend-- alexander pin, he says every year they link 3,000 boston students with summer job and school year internships. >> it's an economic imperative because we are not employing young people in this country. they are not developing the habits of paid work necessary to be productive. they are not managing the careers th
work experiences in the health-care industry. and that it's been remarkably successful at keeping kids in school. >> and 97% of the young people who are in this students success jobs program go on to college complete college. >> reporter: in the past few years boston has undertaken a city wide effort to get employers to hire students realizing at the same time the benefits of growing an improved workforce. >> it's not natural to hire teenagers and bring them into workplaces where they have never played a role. what we do is say give us a chance. >> reporter: neil sullivan is the executive director of the boston private industry council known as the pick. his office is in charge of connecting institutes like daniel with employers like the bringham an mentors like a lend-- alexander pin, he says every year they link 3,000 boston students with summer job and school year internships. >> it's an economic imperative because we are not employing young people in this country. they are not developing the habits of paid work necessary to be productive. they are not managing the careers that moti
." i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >>> as we reported earlier a papparazzo was killed friday night, he believed justin bieber was sitting inside a parked sports car. >> that photographer was killed trying to race back across the freeway to get back in his own car. justin bieber said or actually i should say he was not in the sports car but his thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim but it's the kind of thing where you
of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >> breaking news, we will get back to the fiscal cliff coverage in just a moment, but we are now learning more about that tour bus crash in oregon. the death toll rising, nine people have been killed in that. it happened in lagrand. state police say at least 20 others are injured and it happened when the vehicle crashed
anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >>> as we gather with so much work left undone guide our lawmakers with your wisdom. lord, show them the right thing to do and give them the courage to do it. >> shannon: that was the opening prayer today as the senate got back to work. you are looking live now. senator richard shelby there from alabama, a republican on the floor as they open up again for business and await word of whether
to see you. first time the president did a sunday talk show since 2009 since he was pushing healthcare reform trying to sell a fiscal cliff deal. he is was on meet the press. republicans weren't happy with that appearance because he they felt he was blaming them. new development in the last hour or two, vice president biden has come back from delaware. he is now here at the white house. he has had two phone calls with mitch mcconnell. in previous budget battles, joe biden has been the closer on these deals. his coming back from delaware might be a sign they are moving a little closer. that will be something to watch. the whole thing about changing cpi and reining in cost of entitlements, republicans are judging in on that. take a listen. >> one of proposals we made was something called change cpi but basically makes an adjustment in terms of how inflation is calculated on social security. highly unpopular among democrats not something supported but to strengthen social security in the long time i'm willing to make those decisions. >> reporter: in the morning, the president seemed to be
largest and expensive military, the lowest taxes, the most expensive and inefficient health-care system, and continue to allow infrastructure to fall apart all while america out grows and ages. this agreement represents the least we could have done under these circumstances and tragically, it institutionalizes for the next congress the madness of the short-term frenzy around artificial deadlines to drive the american public crazy. not only can we do better but we must do better. this flawed, partial plan is not just a lost opportunity but represents a real setback. host: back to your phone calls on what is going on in congress. republican line from arkansas. caller: i pay health insurance every month. every year i end up paying $600 and it just goes up. on the issue of medicare in the fiscal cliff, you get 1.5% taken out of your paycheck or the past 20 years. why can we not raise that to the amount people pay for future health care? that would not bother me one bit. that is not a tax increase. it's an economic issue that health insurance costs have gone up but they have never raise the
those on higher income americans, higher payroll tax cut, you threshold for writing off your healthcare expenses goes off, you have medical device maker tax, you name it, when i look at this, i only think that this is the beginning of years of tax increases on, not just wealthy americans, but everybody, potentially. >> dagen, you hit on two key point there. the folks are underestimating the impact of all of these tax increases, which equates to about one percentage point of gdp. that would be a lot for the economy to take if we had a strong economy. we do not have a strong economy. the other point is, right on the money, this is not the end of the process. the agreement, it is just the start of the beginning. it is the very beginnnng of the process. it will get tougher from here on out. how can they come to any3 meaningful agreement leading up to the debt ceiling. dagen: well said. happy new year. enjoy yourself. >> have a happy new year. dagen: thank you. we will see you in 2013. flying the friendly skies. not so much. the airlines with the rudest workers. you can probably guess number
with and things we use including broadcast media, and health-care are rooted in scientific discovery and technological innovation. there has to be a greater appreciation for their role of science and technology in society. and we have to get young women engage early. we found at the university that if women are engaged in experimental work it makes a big difference. we try to create an intergenerational system but as a leader of a university when young women come up through the ranks and come forward through the promotion and tenure process we have to ensure fairness. it is a complex problem and that is why it is hard for people to talk about it. >> why is it important there are more women in science? >> it is important there be more scientists. we are about to face what i call the quiet crisis. you have a number of scientists in this country who came of age in the post sputnik era as i did and beginning to retire and those retirements are going to accelerate over the next few years. the second invariables that people talk about when we talk about age 1 bb depends very strongly on im
in the healthcare law to providers. 50 million people rely on this program. it benefits individuals over the age of 65. a lot of people depend on it. host: what is the current budget for medicare? guest: about $550 billion for this year. host: does that include the premiums that seniors pay? guest: what they pay it will go to the payments that will go to the doctors that care for the beneficiary. host: how much is coming out of general revenue? guest: the beneficiaries pay 25% of the program in part b. in part d, you have about 32 beneficiaries that are on the program. host: medicare is divided into four parts. part a is hospital insurance. host: how did the affordable care act change medicare? guest: it will take $716 billion away from medicare providers. the payments will still grow. providers of care will see their reimbursements decrease. beneficiaries receive some new services. they will get some help if they are enrolled in the drug program. they will be helped to close the donut hole. host: how is medicare being looked at? guest: medicare providers will be cut by 2%. providers will be cut
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